Library News


This Friday, April 28th - 6:30pm - Join us!

Dodgeville Public Library is hosting children's book author and illustrator, Rick Chrustowski for a visit and talk. Rick's performance will kick-off the 2017 summer library program "Build a Better World". Rick does amazing picture book non-fiction on critters like ladybugs, turtles, bees, frogs, bats and bluebirds. He is a gentle and inspiring speaker. Refreshments will be served. Public Welcome. For more info, click here! Author and illustrator, Rick Chrustowski!

These classes are filling up fast - register today!!

New Offering!! Just the Basics: Electronics 101 with Kaleb Kelly on Thursdays at 6-7 pm at the Dodgeville Public Library. Classes start May 4th. Class size is limited, please call the Dodgeville Library at 608.935.3728 to reserve your spot. Bring your own devices for assistance. Sign up for 1 or more sessions. Click here for details: Just the Basics: Electronics 101

City of Dodgeville Community Discussions A series of gatherings to discuss what is working well and what can be improved in the City of Dodgeville. All Community Discussions will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Red Room. Click here for more details: Community Discussions

Great Decisions Discussion Series: We have wrapped up the 2016 Discussion Series and are looking ahead to the 2017 topics. The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs education program of its kind in the country. Each year, the Great Decisions editorial board selects eight of the most pressing global issues and regions that will be the focus of the briefing book, television programs, and online resources. Dodgeville Public Library has participated in the program since 2009 and selects 4 to 6 topics each year for our local discussion group. If you are interested in discussing world affairs with fellow engaged citizens contact

Click on the following links for further details on the 2017 Schedule of Discussion Topics

2017 Great Decisions Schedule

2017 Great Decisions Schedule with Topic Details

2017 Great Decisions Overview and 2016 Stats

2017 Great Decisions Topics

March and April Upcoming Events at the Dodgeville Public Library Read all about it here! Upcoming Events at the Dodgeville Library!

Taking time for yourself is important! Mug Club for the Caregiver is a support group which provides an environment for those who are caring for a loved one, to share information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. As caregivers, we share our experiences to help one another. Please join us once a month! Click here for more information! Caregiver Support Flyer

Thank you Kiwanis Club for the 2016 Adopt a Book Program! The Dodgeville Public Library has 40 wonderful new juvenile titles that were purchased with the 2016 donation from the Dodgeville Kiwanis Club. The new titles will be on display during the month of December. For more details, click here! Thank You Kiwanis Club Poster

Thank you 2016 United Fund of Iowa County! The United Fund of Iowa county awarded grant money to the Dodgeville Public Library Children's Department for the On Your Mark, Get Set, Read 2016 Literacy Programs for All ages program. These funds supported supplies for the LEGO Club, purchased 14 bilingual picture books to support the library's Drop-In Bilingual Storytime and supported the purchase of 21 sport related books for the Summer Reading Club. For more details, click here! United Fund Thank You Poster


Chat and Chew: Book Club for Middle Schoolers. New to the middle school adventure? Right in the middle of it? Chat and Chew is open to students ages 11-15. There is always a book, snacks, and games and not always in that order. We meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Dropping in is encouraged, newcomers welcome! Click here to see what we're reading for our May 1st book discussion! Chat and Chew

DPL's Adult Book Club Our adult book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet year-round on the third Wednesday of each month at 6.30 pm. Click here to see what we're reading for our April 19th book discussion. Please join us! Descent by Tim Johnston

weatherthestorm.JPGU.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm Public libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutions to technology access, in spite of years' worth of cumulative budget cuts. Libraries are part of the solution for those in search of the digital connection and skills required by today's competitive global marketplace. However, unless strategic investments in U.S. public libraries are broadened and secured, libraries will not be able to continue to provide the innovative and critical services their communities need and demand.

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Ongoing Events

All events at the Dodgeville Public Library are FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact the Library at 935-3728.

Nature Art workshops with Kathy Warpinski Wednesdays at 3:00-4:00pm

February 15, 2017: Folded Critters
March 15, 2017: Postcard Book
April 19: Foil Fish Art Trading Cards Inspiring

For more information: 2017 Nature Art Poster

Drop-In Storytime Storytime will be on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Please note for Thursday mornings in January and August, there will not be a normal Storytime. We will offer activities and a project and a chance to check out great books! This program is sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library and a volunteer. Programs are executed by a library staff member and a library volunteer.

January - Drop-in activities
February through July - Drop-in Storytime
August - Drop-in activities
September through December - Drop-in Storytime

More ongoing Children's programs are in the Kids Korner.

If you have any questions, please contact Children's Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at or 608-935-3728 ext. 3.

When inclement weather occurs listen to WDMP (99.3 FM) radio station. If the Dodgeville School District closes or delays two hours or more, children's programs will be cancelled.

bookstack1.jpgOutreach to Senior Citizens in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Volunteers deliver books to Sienna Crest, Upland Hills and Stonefield every other Wednesday.

Genealogy Group (Family History) meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Facilitated by Eileen Arndt, well-known, local genealogist. Bring your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with other researchers.

Third Wednesday Book Club This adult group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on a new title each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

Teen Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. for fun conversation and pizza.

Kids Book Club for 9 - 11 year olds. Monthly meeting on a Monday afternoon at 4:00pm. Contact Carol Gleichauf, Children's Librarian for more information. 608.935.3728 ext. 3 or New members welcome! Click here for dates and the books we are reading! Kids Book Club Reads

Library Hours

The library is located at the corners of Iowa and Fountain Streets in historic downtown Dodgeville.

                      '''Vickie Stangel, Library Director

Dodgeville Public Library
139 South Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533

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